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The Boch Center is currently seeking applications for the position of Grants ManagerReporting to the Director of Development, the Grants Manager is an experienced development professional who is primarily responsible for the institution’s research and grant writing needs. The Grants Manager will conduct research on individual, foundation, corporate and government prospects; prepare written research reports; identify new donor prospects; and oversee prospect screening. They will be the lead grant writer for the department and act as the primary liaison with institutional funders. 

This opportunity is ideal for candidates who are eager to immerse themselves in a hands-on fundraising operation, work in a collaborative environment with other professionals, and help advance the organization.   Considered one of the most innovative performing arts institutions in the country, the Boch Center provides a stimulating and goal-oriented work environment that encourages innovation, leadership, and collaboration.

Duties:

  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations.
  • Maintain grants calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and required reporting.
  • Conduct prospect research for the entire development department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of grant writing experience, with a proven record of success.
  • Database experience required, Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Candidate must be adept at prioritizing projects and keeping multiple projects moving in a timely manner, while also meeting deadlines and managing supplemental materials required for proposals.
  • Candidate must possess the ability to proactively seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form.
  • Extremely detail oriented with very strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to giving@bochcenter.org. Please submit as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Education Department 

Boch Center is seeking a Teen Support Manager for the 2019 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is an arts-based youth employment program for 60 Boston and Everett resident teens. Teen Leaders participate in the six-week program to develop their capacities as leaders in their communities; develop their understanding and awareness of social change as it relates to issues impacting their community; develop original performance material inspired by their own experiences and conversations, which culminates in a Final Showcase; strengthen their college and career readiness; and develop and facilitate arts-based educational workshops about social change and empowerment for young people in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston.

The Teen Support Manager will serve as the health and wellness manager of the teen employees and support the administration of the City Spotlights Leadership Program. This is a temporary/seasonal, full-time position. Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Support Teen Leaders social and emotional growth as it pertains to their professional and artistic success in the program
  • Manage all issues pertaining to the social/emotional/behavioral health of Teen Leaders during the program, including assessment and triage for any social or emotional crises that arise with teen employees
  • Act as a resource and support for Education and program staff on issues pertaining to the social and emotional health of the Teen Leaders
  • Serve as a liaison to parents and guardians of Teen Leaders
  • Implement training for Education and All Staff as needed in the following areas: conflict resolution, behavior management, high risk assessment & safety planning
  • Manage the Staff Advising Team with Associate Director of Education, including training staff, running meetings, managing disciplinary protocols, managing documentation, etc.
  • Serve as a Staff Advisor to 10-20 Teen Leaders
  • Manage crisis management protocol for program staff and training staff to implement protocol successfully
  • Assist with supervising and managing teen employees while on site along with program staff
  • Assist with the development and facilitation of teen employee training during the first week of the program
  • Assist with program paperwork and administration
  • Facilitate post-program debriefs for program staff with Teen Programs Manager
  • Support other areas of program management as needed

 The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or a related field. School Counseling degree preferred. (Candidates currently enrolled in a master’s-level program will also be considered.)
  • Experience triaging risk assessment, as well as safety planning, crisis management, conflict resolution, de-escalation, and behavior management & modification is required. Familiarity with Motivational Interviewing and Solutions Focused Therapy preferred.
  • Knowledge of mental health resources and community services and supports
  • Able to implement protocols, training and services on topics such as substance abuse, suicide prevention/ intervention, social/emotional skills, & behavior modification
  • Able to create and execute behavior agreements that facilitate Teen Leader’s professional and personal growth and success
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Professional experience in a not-for-profit environment preferred
  • Experience or affinity for the performing arts a plus
  • Proven reputation as a self-starting, motivated professional
  • Ability to work with youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills
  • Proven reliability & dependability
  • Technical proficiency with computer programs, including: Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Common sense and a good sense of humor are a must

Schedule:

Temporary/Seasonal, full-time

Mid-June through late August

Mondays-Fridays

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and references to Corey Evans, Senior Director of Education, at cevans@bochcenter.org. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: April 12, 2019


 

Boch Center is seeking a School Programs Associate. The School Programs Associate is a full-time position to support the In-School Arts Residency Program along with other educational programs and general administration of the Boch Center Education Department. This position is responsible for assisting the day-to-day implementation of all Education programs and department operations, serving as a teaching artist, and providing direct support and oversight of the In-School Residency Program, an arts integration program in partnership with Boston Public Schools. The School Programs Associate reports to Senior Director of Education and Associate Director of Education.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Education in oversight and management of the In-School Residency Program, including attendance at sessions, co-supervision and support of teaching artists, communication with school staff, and assistance in development of lesson plans
  • Serve as a teaching artist for the In-School Residency Program
  • Support the coordination of school partnership schedules and needs
  • Support the implementation of In-School Residency Program data and evaluation processes
  • Assist with creating written collateral for the In-School Residency Program including data and evaluation forms, observation notes, and summary reports
  • Assist in planning activities and tour coordination for Interactive Readings: Stories Alive! Program; provide on-site staff support at all Interactive Readings: Stories Alive!
  • Assist in the implementation of all City Spotlights Programs, including serving as a teaching artist and advisor for teen leaders
  • Assist in the general operations of the Education Department
  • Work collaboratively with other Education staff members to create a supportive and productive environment
  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate should possess a broad range of attributes and experience, including:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ teaching artist experience with elementary students in a professional or educational setting
  • Knowledge of arts integration practices and benefits
  • Experience in the development of educational lesson plans that align with state and district set standards
  • Knowledge of MA Common Core literacy standards preferred
  • Knowledge of Creative Youth Development preferred
  • Knowledge of social and emotional learning competencies preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in arts education preferred
  • Strong writing & editing skills
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs of students, schools
  • Ability to work with elementary and high-school students
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Impeccable customer service & interpersonal skills
  • Proven reputation as a self-starting, motivated professional
  • Proven reliability & dependability
  • Flexibility with work hours—some evenings and weekends involved
  • Technical proficiency with computer programs, including: Word, Excel, Outlook, online services (Google Drive, Surveymonkey, Facebook)
  • Professional experience in a not-for-profit environment preferred

Schedule:

Full-time with target start date of early to mid-May, 2019; some evenings and weekends involved

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and references to Corey Evans, Senior Director of Education, at cevans@bochcenter.org. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Internship Opportunities

College and high school internships are available throughout the year, depending on each department's needs and capacity.

For more information, contact the specific department you are interested in for an internship description.

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